In this episode of That Berkshire Podcast, Alison McGee, a teacher at Berkshire Hills Regional School District, discusses education and raising a family in the Berkshires, plus her enthusiasm for biking and beer. Ben Lamb, 1Berkshire Economic Development Director, and Lindsey Schmid, 1Berkshire Vice President of Tourism and Marketing, co-host a fun and casual conversation with Alison about the convergence of professional and personal passions in the Berkshires. Then, enjoy a “Berkshire Moment” in the town of Dalton, a center for outdoor recreation and cultural coalescence. That Berkshire Podcast is a project of 1Berkshire.
Show aired March 10, 2020
Alison McGee is a Special Education Teacher, currently teaching in Great Barrington at Monument Valley Regional Middle School. She has previously taught in Pittsfield Public Schools and now serves on the city’s School Committee. Previously, Alison was a magazine editor–a career that brought her to the Berkshires unexpectedly 13 years ago. In addition to teaching, Alison still does freelance editing and writing on occasion, but spends most of her time volunteering with several outdoors-oriented organizations including the Berkshire Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), Little Bellas girls’ mountain bike camp, and SheJumps (a nonprofit aiming to promote women’s and girls’ participation in outdoor activities).
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